monobasic

adjective

mono·​ba·​sic ˌmä-nə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce monobasic (audio)
of an acid
: having only one replaceable hydrogen atom

Examples of monobasic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pfizer vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium, phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ingredient list includes mRNA, lipids, potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monobasic was in 1842

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“Monobasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monobasic. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

monobasic

adjective
mono·​ba·​sic ˌmän-ə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce monobasic (audio)
of an acid
: having only one replaceable hydrogen atom
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